Cover of The Southwestern Journal of Philosophy

The Southwestern Journal of Philosophy


The Southwestern Philosophical Society (SWPS) is an association of scholars and philosophers founded in 1936. SWPS provides a forum for philosophical and scholarly research and originally served philosophers in the American Southwest; it has been for many years a national and international society. 

While the organization does follow trends and methods that prevail in the world of Anglo-American philosophy, the Society is proud of its pluralism and its tradition of openness where scholars of all major traditions find their views and philosophical styles taken seriously.  Respectful and spirited conversation is the Society’s path to healthy philosophical practice.

The Society is especially interested in nurturing younger philosophers from all traditions and methodologies as they explore the issues that will motivate their thinking in their early careers. To join the Southwestern Philosophy Society please send inquires to the secretary/treasurer:

Prof. Randy Auxier
Department of Philosophy
Southern Illinios University, Carbondale
Carbondale, Illinois 62901-4505